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photograph - XXXII, Gardens and Coffee-House of the Villa Albani Cardinal Alessandro Albani, Architect. A.D. 17-?
  • XXXII, Gardens and Coffee-House of the Villa Albani Cardinal Alessandro Albani, Architect. A.D. 17-?
    Dovizielli, Pietro, born 1804 - died 1885
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XXXII, Gardens and Coffee-House of the Villa Albani Cardinal Alessandro Albani, Architect. A.D. 17-?

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Rome (photographed)

  • Date:

    1859 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dovizielli, Pietro, born 1804 - died 1885 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    albumen print

  • Museum number:

    38314

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2H, shelf DR11

Physical description

A mounted photograph of formal gardens arranged around a central fountain. In the background is an arcaded building.

Place of Origin

Rome (photographed)

Date

1859 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Dovizielli, Pietro, born 1804 - died 1885 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

'XXXII. Gardens and Coffe-house of the Villa Albani, Cardinal Alessandro Albani, Architect. A.D. 17--?'
printed label, bottom left mount

Dimensions

Height: 32.8 cm mount including mount, Width: 26.4 cm mount including mount

Descriptive line

Photograph by Pietro Dovizielli, 'Gardens and Coffee house of the Villa Albani, Cardinal Alessandro Albani, Architect, Rome', albumen print, ca. 1859

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Barnes, Martin and Christopher Whitehead, ‘The ‘Suggestiveness’ of Roman Architecture: Henry Cole and Pietro Dovizielli’s Photographic Survey of 1859’, Architectural History, 41 (1998), pp. 192-207.

Labels and date

Cast Courts Reinstallation, 27 November 2018

14. FACSIMILE PHOTOGRAPH OF
‘XXXII. Gardens and coffee-house of the Villa Albani. Cardinal Alessandro Albani
Architect. AD. 17-?’
Pietro Dovezielli, 1859

This photograph is one of a set commissioned by Henry Cole to inform the architecture of the South Kensington Museum. Cole was quick to see the uses of photography and in 1859 he requested photographs depicting Italian architecture to inspire the architects and designers working on buildings. We can still see the influences in the archades and coloonnades around the Museum today.

REPRODUCED FROM
Albumen print
Rome, Italy
Museum no. 38314
[27 November 2018]

Production Note

From a set commissioned by Henry Cole in 1859 to document Roman architecture as reference material for the building projects at the South Kensington Museum.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Albumen process

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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